Lina Srivastava is a social innovation strategist combining culture, activism, and storytelling. She is the creator of the “transmedia activism” framework and has provided strategic project design to a group of social impact organizations, including UNESCO, MobileActive, Shine Global and BYkids. On February 12, 2013, she gave a Medea Talk about narrative platforms for social change.
WALTRAUT RITTER is research director at Knowledge Dialogues, specializing in applied research projects on socio-economic issues of information and knowledge societies. On December 3, 2013, she gave a talk on the topic of Open Public Data in the Cultural Sector at the Medea Talks lecture series. View the video here.
TANIA RUIZ GUTIÉRREZ is an artist and associate professor at l’Université Paris-VIII/Vincennes-Saint-Denis. Her work is characterized by an exceptional ability to combine artistic and technological skills with critical and conceptual analysis, and she is the artist who made the video installation Elsewhere at Malmö central station. On October 16 she will give a public lecture entitled Revisiting Elsewhere.
Tiffany St James is a social media strategist, trainer and international speaker, advising governments and industry on embedding social media and digital engagement in global businesses. She is the former Head of Public Participation for the UK Government launching Directgov and Data.gov.uk. On November 14, she gave a Medea Talk about citizen digital engagement.
CHRIS SALTER is an artist, Director of Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology and Associate Professor for Design + Computation Arts. His solo and collaborative work has been seen at major international exhibitions and festivals in over a dozen countries. He is the author of Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance. The Hexagram center he directs is known as Canada’s largest pole for research-creation in the many intersecting points between art and technology. On October 18, 2012, Chris Salter gave a Medea Talk.
JEANNETTE GINSLOV is Medea’s artist-in-residence this spring. Her roots are as a performer, choreographer and artistic director in South Africa, but her currant work centers around affect, haptic and digital materiality on several platforms: stage, screens, online and new media applications. On May 14, Ginslov gave a Medea Talk. Video inside.
DAVID CUARTIELLES is a researcher at Malmö University and one of the founders of the revolutionary open-source microcontroller Arduino. On March 1, David Cuartielles gave a Medea Talk about the history of Arduino, and a presentation of concepts and projects envisioned by people around the world. What happens when you bring traditional craftsmanship together with electronics?
Lucy Suchman is a Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of Lancaster’s Centre for Science Studies. Her research has involved ethnographic studies of everyday practices of technology design and use. Lucy Suchman’s Medea Talk explores recent developments in the study of digital media that recover the entanglements of bodies and technologies.